Peyton excited about the direction of Vols football

Peyton Manning, who plans to attend the Orange and White game tomorrow at Neyland Stadium, was a guest this morning on 104.5 in Nashville. He talked about Butch Jones, the direction of the program and Vols’ quarterback Josh Dobbs, among other things. Below are a few of his comments pertaining to Tennessee football. “I am excited … Read more

Neyland is getting ready, are you?

Do you feel it? Can you smell football in the air? Neyland Stadium is getting a minor facelift in preparation for this weekend’s spring game. “The checkerboards are being painted inside Neyland! #beaUTiful“, Tennessee football tweeted this morning. Tennessee’s Orange and White Game will kickoff at 4 p.m. this Saturday, April 25th, making it the latest spring game since … Read more

Vols basketball recruiting heating up with weekend visitors

Tennessee basketball recruiting has been relatively quiet since Rick Barnes arrived on campus, but things are starting to pick up. The Vols will host several prospects this weekend and, with the spring Orange and White game on Saturday, it’s a great time for visitors. Tennessee will host 2015 6’10” Kyle Alexander (Orangeville Prep) this weekend for official … Read more

Butch Jones Tuesday media session video and notes

With only one practice remaining before Saturday’s Orange and White Game, Butch Jones met with the media after practice on Tuesday. Here are my FreakNotes. Josh Smith had the best practice he’s had all year. Charles Moseley was moved from the defensive line to the offensive line today. He will still play defensive line during … Read more

#VFL Ovince Saint Preux wins by first round TKO

Ovince Saint Preux knocked out Patrick Cummins at 4:54 of Round 1 Saturday night, improving his UFC record to 6-1. Preux was taken down several times in the fight, but Cummins’ final takedown attempt, however, proved costly. Ovince Saint Preux couldn’t always stop Patrick Cummins from taking him down in their classic striker-versus-grappler match-up. He did, however, … Read more

Butch Jones media session, Saturday 4/18 (video and notes)

With exactly one week remaining until the Vols’ annual Orange and White Game, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones met with the media after practice on Saturday. FreakNotes (summarized and believed to be accurate but not guaranteed) It was a very productive day. Any time you can get into Neyland Stadium and try to simulate game-like conditions, … Read more

Hurd and Barnett featured on Athlon cover

It’s still a bit early to be thinking about college football preseason magazines, but their arrival is just around the corner. Today, Athlon tweeted sneak peek at the cover of its Tennessee version of the magazine featuring Jalen Hurd and Derek Barnett. “Soon… A sneak peek of our @Vol_Football cover with @mrhurd_1 and Derek Barnett,” Athlon tweeted.  Forum … Read more

Coleman Thomas returns to practice

In probably the biggest news coming from Tennessee’s practice on Thursday, sophomore offensive tackle Coleman Thomas returned to the practice field for the first time since March 24th. Thomas was arrested last month and charged in an incident involving a stolen Xbox and video games from a school dormitory on March 13th, but charges were dropped … Read more

Isabelle Harrison drafted in the first round; Burdick/Massengale follow

In the first round of Thursday’s WBNA draft, the Phoenix Mercury selected 6-foot-3 forward Isabelle Harrison with the No. 12 pick. .@OMG_itsizzyb goes to the @PhoenixMercury with the 12th pick of the #WNBADraft2015! — Lady Vols Basketball (@LadyVol_Hoops) April 16, 2015 Harrison appeared in 21 games this season for Tennessee, averaging 12.2 points and 8.6 … Read more

Tennessee transfer Tariq Owens heading to St. John’s

Freshman forward Tariq Owens, who was recently cleared to transfer from Tennessee according to his father, is heading to St. John’s. Tennessee transfer Tariq Owens has committed to St. John's, his father tells ESPN. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 8, 2015 Owens is the first addition for new Red Storm coach Chris Mullin. “When we found … Read more